92: Tim Shieff
Timothy Shieff is an English freerunner. He won the Barclaycard World Freerun Championship in 2009 and participated on the television program MTV's Ultimate Parkour Challenge, as well as won America Ninja Warrior. He had been a vegan since 2012 due to ethical and health reasons. In 2018, he received a great deal of international backlash for resuming consumption of certain animal products in effort to heal his gut. As a result, vegan clothing company ETHCS dropped him from their label.
In this episode, Victoria and Tim catch up and discuss everything from mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health, how stretching physical limits affects mindset, as well as the degrees of strength it takes to be vulnerable, and overcome adversity.
91: Boundaries and Expectations
In this episode, Victoria discusses having boundaries around expectations as well as the concept that gratitude for blessings, and being open-minded to reciprocity regarding good karma coming from alternate sources rather than needing to be exclusively from the source originally invested in.
Victoria shares the importance of not waiting to ask permission when it come to showing up as the highest quality version as yourself when it comes to kindness, making course corrections in life, forgiveness, and more.
89: Health Benefits of Extreme Heat
Victoria shares the benefits of exposing the body to extreme heat stress after 11 years of personal experience with hot yoga, saunas, steam rooms, as well as the use of Swedish and Korean spas. Benefits of heat shock proteins, the many benefits of FOX03 gene, and more are discussed.
88: Power of not Taking Things Personally
Victoria shares how to avoid taking things personal from family, acquaintances, when receiving criticism, and online, as well as how to practice affirming your own worth rather than allow others to define it.
87: Escaping Your Comfort Zone
In this episode, Victoria shares the importance of getting out of your comfort zone, and shares some of her experiences overcoming mental barriers, as well as the challenges and benefits that came along with the process.
86: The Game Changers
Victoria and Vegan Danielle discuss their opinions of the latest plant-based documentary, The Game Changers.
To Pre-order on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/the-game-changers/id1478966396
85: Supporting Recovery from Depression or Suicidal Crisis
WARNING: This episode may be triggering to those with a past including suicidal crisis or depression, and listener discretion is advised. 18+
If you or someone you know is dealing with depression or a behavioral health crisis, this cannot only be stressful for the individual experiencing the symptoms, but it can also be overwhelming for those trying to be of service / support, and help their friend or loved one through this time. In this informative episode, Victoria shares details about depression and suicide, how to be aware of warning signs, setting up a plan for support, safety, and recovery, as well as self-care habits that can be positively implemented for the most effective resilience after dealing with this challenging adversity.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ or Call 1-800-273-8255
Crisis Text Line: 741-741
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: https://afsp.org/
Mental Health Apps: https://www.tomsguide.com/us/suicide-prevention-apps,review-2397.html
84: Toxic Positivity
In this episode, Victoria dives into the phenomenon of toxic positivity as it encourages ignoring negative emotions, and has become increasingly prominent on social platforms. Even though this philosophy seemingly promotes a positive mindset in regards to accepting all emotions, as well as doing whatever possible to work through them, it essentially has the opposite impact on many people, and ends up shaming those with anxiety and depression.
Envy is a highly toxic emotion and feeling. With more comparison culture on social media now than ever, some use this as a way for living out their individuality, but it can be triggering for others that see others in their same field doing better or differently than them etc. We all are blessed with certain gifts and the potential we reach with those gifts really is up to us. you are doing this, and others are doing this too. There is a major barrier that gets in the way of this happening, and this is envy.